NEW YORK CITY: New 42, the performing arts nonprofit behind New 42 Studios and New Victory Theater, has announced a leadership change in the education department. The department co-directors Courtney J. Boddie and Lindsey Buller Maliekel have been promoted to the roles of vice president, education and school engagement, and vice president, education and public engagement, respectively.
“Courtney and Lindsey are an exceptional team, and through their vision and dedication, New 42 has established itself as a global leader in arts education, performing arts engagement and youth development,” said Russell Granet, New 42’s president and CEO, in a statement. “The promotion of both women underscores the significant and growing impact of the nonprofit’s education programs, both in New York City and around the world.”
Boddie and Buller Maliekel have been recognized by Michelle Obama on behalf of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for the New 42 Youth Corps. They have also been recognized by the Americans for the Arts with a national Arts Education Award for New Victory School Partnerships, which bring 40,000 NYC students to the theatre annually.
Boddie oversees all programs related to school communities including teacher training in the performing arts for New York City educators and the professional development of more than 50 New Victory Teaching Artists. Boddie has expanded the company’s scope of work to include New Victory Dance; Create, a theatre-based professional development track for Pre-K teachers; and GIVE, an initiative to address equitable student engagement for students with disabilities. Boddie received the TYA Community Impact Award in 2019 for her leadership in New Victory SPARK.
Buller Maliekel oversees the New 42 Youth Corps and Public Engagement at the New Victory Theater. She also headed the education content for the company’s digital performing arts curriculum New Victory Arts Break series. Buller Maliekel has been the research lead, alongside the research firm WolfBrown, on a five-year longitudinal study on the intrinsic impact of the performing arts on children.
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